Bill Murray Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Bill Murray, also called Billy, William James Bill Murray, The Murricane, Billy Murray and William Murra gained his notability and fame as a comedian, actor, business person, singer, voice actor and TV producer. The net worth of Bill Murray is $140 million, and people recognize him from the movies “The Darjeeling Limited” released in 2007, “Rushmore” released in 1998, “What About Bob?” released in 1991, “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” released in 2004 and “The Royal Tenenbaums” released in year 2001.

Bill Murray Net Worth $140 Million

Bill Murray was born in the year 1950, on September 21, in Evanston, Illinois, United States. He was raised in a middle class American family – his mother was a room clerk, while father worked as a salesman. Together with his 8 brothers and sisters, Bill spent his childhood in Illinois and started to work early – he was only 10 when already earning money working as a golf caddy.

Murray’s net worth did not increase very much after his first debut in filmography. In 1975 he appeared in the world of show business and entertainment as a voice actor in a film “Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle”. However, this work, just like the second one, “Next Stop, Greenwich Village”, did not add a big sum of money to the estimated net worth of Murray. However, in 1977 the situation changed. Bill had the ability to play in “Saturday Night Live” in more than 70 episodes and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Show.

This was the first serious investment in Murray’s net worth, but it was just the beginning of his career. After that Billy appeared in numerous movies, such as “The Razor’s Edge”, “Ghostbusters II”, “Quick Change”, “Nothing Lasts Forever”, “Second City Television” and “The Missing Link”. However, true fame came to him only in 1998, when he played in “Rushmore” one of the main roles together with other actors – Jason Schwartzman and Olivia Williams. This movie was directed by Wes Anderson, and brought Murray popularity, and for this appearance Bill was not only nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actor, but also won many awards, such as Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, American Comedy Award, Satelite Award and Independent Spirit Award.

However, even this role could not surpass the net worth earned by Bill Murray after his appearance as Bob Harris in the extremely popular movie “Lost in Translation”, which was released in the year 2003. There he also had an opportunity to meet other stars in show business – Giovanni Ribsi, Anna Faris and Scarlett Johanson. In this movie Murray had an opportunity to play a leading role and for his hard work received a BAFTA Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Independent Spirit Award. Boston Society of Film Critics Award and Toronto Film Critics Association Award, so Murray’s net worth increased extremely fast.

This is the answer to the question about how rich is Bill Murray after such a great career in acting.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 21, 1950
Birth place: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Profession:Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer, Voice Actor, Businessperson, Singer
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Jennifer Butler (m. 1997–2008), Margaret Kelly (m. 1981–1996)
Children:Homer Murray, Luke Murray, Jackson Murray, Cal Murray, Cooper Murray, Lincoln Murray
Siblings:Brian Doyle-Murray, John Murray, Joel Murray
Awards:Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, American Comedy Award, Satelite Award, Independent Spirit Award
Movies:Ghostbusters (2016), Groundhog Day (1993), St. Vincent (2014), Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), "The Razor's Edge", "Ghostbusters II", "Quick Change", "Nothing Lasts Forever", "Second City Television", "The Missing Link"
TV shows:"The Darjeeling Limited" (2007), "Rushmore" (1998), "What About Bob?" (1991), "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004), "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Turned down the role of Dave Seville in Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007).
2He was inducted into the South Atlantic minor league's Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012.
3He is a co-owner of Harold's Cabin restaurant in Charleston, SC.
4He holds the position Director of Fun for the Charleston RiverDogs minor league baseball team.
5Was considered for the role of Harry Sultenfuss in My Girl (1991), but could not take the part due to working on What About Bob? (1991) at the same time. The role went to his Ghost Busters (1984) co-star Dan Aykroyd instead.
6He appeared in four films featured on AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs; Caddyshack (1980) (#71), Groundhog Day (1993) (#34), Ghostbusters (1984) (#28) and Tootsie (1982) (#2).
7As of 2015, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Tootsie (1982), Lost in Translation (2003) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
8Was considered for the role of Leonard Lowe in Awakenings (1990), which went to Robert De Niro.
9Was considered for the role of John Keating in Dead Poets Society (1989), which went to Robin Williams.
10Bill Murray is listed as the St Paul Saints baseball team as Team Psychologist. He has been with the Saints since 1993.
11Appeared in a reading of Arthur Miller's newest play (and first comedy), Resurrection Blues, in New York. [August 2004]
12Lives in a suburb of New York City, Rockland County. [July 2002]
13Has been a friend of Kerry Simon since they were both pizza chefs at Little Caesar's in Chicago.
14Appeared in Zombieland (2009) as a favor to Woody Harrelson, movie co-star and big "Bill Murray" fan.
15He appears in four of the American Film Institute's 100 Funniest Movies: Tootsie (1982) at #2, Ghostbusters (1984) at #28, Groundhog Day (1993) at #34 and Caddyshack (1980) at #71.
16Lives in Valley Center, Malibu, California, Palisades, New York and Sullivans Island, South Carolina.
17Ex-wife Jennifer Butler filed for divorce on May 2008 on the grounds of drug addiction, physical abuse, adultery and abandonment.
18Irish-American.
19Was considered for the role of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). The part eventually went to Bob Hoskins.
20His pockmarked face is due to acne problems he experienced as a teenager.
21Dan Aykroyd nicknamed him "The Murricane" for his notorious mood swings.
22Married his first wife, Mickey Kelley in Las Vegas on Super Bowl Sunday of 1981. They had a second ceremony at a church on March 25, 1981.
23Is portrayed by Mather Zickel in Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002).
24Was a frequent collaborator with Harold Ramis throughout the 1980s, but their working relationship ended during the filming of Groundhog Day (1993) due to differing views on what the film should be: Ramis claims that Murray wanted the film to be more philosophical, while Ramis himself simply meant for it to be a comedy. Ramis also cites that Murray's personal problems at the time (namely the ending of his first marriage) had a negative effect on his work ethic, causing him to be uncharacteristically harsh during filming, as another reason for the end of their working relationship.
25Murray and Dan Aykroyd reprised their Ghostbusters (1984) characters to visit a terminally ill child who was a fan of the film and wanted to meet them.
26Was considered for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
27An early promotional reel for The Real Ghostbusters (1986) featured a different character design for the animated version of Murray's character Peter Venkman, a design that bore more of a resemblance to Murray himself as opposed to the final character design, which gave Venkman a slimmer, sleeker, more chiseled "pretty boy" look.
28Was considered and tested for the voice role of Sulley in Monsters, Inc. (2001), but the director, Pete Docter, said that when the filmmakers decided to offer it to Murray, they were unable to make contact with him and took that to mean "no".
29Curiously enough, Murray was the very first guest on the first episode on Late Night with David Letterman (1982) and the very last guest on 19 May 2015.
30Murray is a huge fan of Chicago pro sports teams, especially the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears.
31Voiced Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in an early Fantastic Four radio show.
32Turned down Steve Carell's role in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), which became one of the few choices in his career that he regretted.
33Murray is one of only three American actors who were nominated for an Oscar for a movie that is set in the territory of Japan. The other two were Marlon Brando and Red Buttons for Sayonara (1957).
34Was considered for the role of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story (1995).
35His performance as Carl Spackler in Caddyshack (1980) is ranked #18 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
36Was considered for the role of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
37Was considered for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the 1989 Batman (1989) film when it was set to be identical to the 1960s TV Series before Tim Burton came along.
38His performance as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day (1993) is ranked #48 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
39With The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Broken Flowers (2005), Murray did two films back-to-back in which he plays a long-childless man who discovers that someone who may be his grown son has been searching for him.
40He was considered for the role of Detective John Kimble in Kindergarten Cop (1990). The part eventually went to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
41Has no agent, no business manager, or favorite hair and make-up artist. He travels without an entourage.
42Has said that "Oklahoma!" is his favorite musical.
43Announced that after his next three productions, he will be taking a break from acting to relax. He cites the productions of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Broken Flowers (2005) as having exhausted him. [2005]
44The part of Boon in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) was originally written with him in mind, but due to a scheduling conflict, he had to turn it down.
45Captivated by the story of Press Your Luck (1983) contestant Michael Larson who memorized the sequence of the game show's big board and racked up over $110,000 in winnings, Murray commissioned a screenplay for a biopic about Larson. Several studios expressed an interest but didn't follow through. The Game Show Network's 2003 TV documentary Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal (2003) told the same story with interviews, dramatic recreations and archival video, and may have diminished interest in the film even more.
46Is a fan of the Illini men's basketball team.
47He has rubbed some collaborators the wrong way because he has a tendency to re-write and improvise his way through scripts until many of his scenes barely resembles the original versions. Most collaborators ultimately find, though, it's to the improvement of the films.
48Sofia Coppola wrote the lead role of Bob Harris in Lost in Translation (2003), with Murray specifically in mind. She did not know the actor and even enlisted the help of her famous father, Francis Ford Coppola, to track down the sometimes quite elusive Murray. Once he finally read the script, though, he agreed to do it on the spot. Murray and Sofia Coppola are now good friends.
49He often works with the directors Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman, Wes Anderson, and Jim Jarmusch.
50Co-owner, with brothers Brian, Joel and John, of the Murray Brothers Caddyshack restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida (actually, in St. Augustine, Florida, inside the World Golf Village complex).
51Is an avid golfer and has appeared at many pro-am golf tournaments.
52In 2001, he starred with Sigourney Weaver in an Off-Off-Broadway play called "The Guys," in which he played a fire captain who lost eight of his men on 9/11. In the movie version, Murray's role was played by Anthony LaPaglia.
53His sister Nancy is a Dominican nun.
54Doesn't have a publicist.
55His mother died in 1988.
56Attended Regis College in Denver. He dropped out his sophomore year.
57Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois graduating in 1968.
58Siblings include Brian Doyle-Murray, Nancy, Edward, Andy, John Murray, Joel Murray, Peggy, and Laura.
59His father Edward was a lumber salesman. He died in 1967.
60Performed the vocals for the song "The Best Thing" in the John Waters film Polyester (1981).
61His home is in upstate New York, although he is more frequently working elsewhere during the year.
62He was rated number 1 in Comedy Central's newest show 'Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses.'
63Shares two characters with the late Lorenzo Music. He played Peter Venkman in the film Ghostbusters (1984), while Lorenzo played Venkman in the animated series, The Real Ghostbusters (1986). Lorenzo was also the voice of Garfield in numerous cartoons, while Bill provides Garfield's voice in Garfield (2004).
64His role in Ghostbusters (1984) was originally intended for fellow SNL star John Belushi.
65He is a diehard Chicago Cubs fan. During the Cubs playoff run in 2003, he was on location in Italy, but he had it written into his contract that he'd get a satellite feed of the playoffs.
66Was bitten by the groundhog twice on the Groundhog Day (1993) set in 1992.
67He is part of The Goldklang Group that includes Van Schley, baseball marketing guru Mike Veeck, and Saturday Night Live (1975) comedian Jimmy Fallon. The group owns minor league baseball teams the St. Paul Saints and the Brockton Rox of the Northern League, the Charleston RiverDogs, the Fort Myers Miracle, the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Evansville Otters and they run the Portland Beavers.
68Has become the unofficial patron saint of the forums of the Football Manager website, home to one of the biggest selling PC games of all time.
69Set to become part-owner of his third minor league baseball team, the new Brockton Rox, in Mass., with friend Van Schley.
70Related through marriage to guitar player, lyricist and singer Chris Luxem.
71He is a co-owner of the New York Yankees single A affiliate baseball team, the Charleston RiverDogs.
72Father, with Jennifer Butler, of sons: Caleb James Murray (born January 11, 1993), Jackson William Murray (born October 6, 1995), Cooper Jones Murray (born January 27, 1997) and Lincoln Darius Murray (born May 30, 2001).
73Father, with Mickey Kelley, of sons Homer Murray (b. 1982) and Luke Murray (b. 1985).
74Appeared in Scrooged (1988) with three of his brothers.
751997 Recipient of the Sons of the Desert Annual Comedy Performer Award on April 19th, 1997.
76Ranked #82 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
77Accidentally broke Robert De Niro's nose during the filming of Mad Dog and Glory (1993).


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Groundhog Day (1993)$10,000,000
What About Bob? (1991)$8,000,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Often plays bitter, misanthropic cynics who suffer humiliation and failure.
2Often works with directors Ivan Reitman and Wes Anderson.
3Soft mellow voice
4During the early years of his career, he frequently played loud, sarcastic, often rude and mean, anti-heroes (Meatballs (1979), Stripes (1981), Caddyshack (1980), the two Ghostbusters movies, Groundhog Day (1993)).
5During the later years of his career, he frequently plays depressed characters (Lost in Translation (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Rushmore (1998) , The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)).
6Deadpan expression


Quotes

#Quote
1(On What About Bob? (1991) in a 1993 interview with Entertainment Weekly) It's entertaining - everybody knows somebody like that Bob guy. (Richard Dreyfuss and I) didn't get along on the movie particularly, but it worked for the movie. I mean, I drove him nuts, and he encouraged me to drive him nuts
2When you become famous, you've got like a year or two where you act like a real asshole. You can't help yourself. It happens to everybody. You've got like two years to pull it together - or it's permanent.
3Melancholic and lovable is the trick, right? You've got to be able to show that you have these feelings. In the game of life, you get these feelings and how you deal with those feelings. What you do when you are trying to deal with a melancholy. A melancholy can be sweet. It's not a mean thing, but it's something that happens in life - like autumn.
4I think romance basically starts with respect. And new romance always starts with respect. I think I have some romantic friendships. Like the song "Love the One You're With"; there is something to that. It's not just make love to whomever you're with, it's just love whomever you're with. And love can be seeing that here we are and there's this world here. If I go to my room and I watch TV, I didn't really live. If I stay in my hotel room and watch TV, I didn't live today.
5(On The Razor's Edge (1984) as quoted in Stills Magazine) I don't know what my fans are going to think. It's definitely not what they're used to from me.
6(Rolling Stone interview) I think The Razor's Edge (1984) is a pretty good movie. But at the time, it was just as reviled as any other comedian doing a serious thing now. Like The Majestic (2001) [with Jim Carrey], movies where comedians go straight, people don't like them. It angers people, like you're taking something away from them. That's the response I got. I thought, "Well, aren't we all bigger than that?" I wasn't shocked by it, but I thought that the professional critics would be able to say, "OK, we shouldn't rule this out, because the guy normally does other stuff." Unless it's really despicable, then you have to just jump with both feet on the neck.
7You show me an actor doing a shit movie, I'll show you a guy with a bad divorce.
8(Interview with Jessica Lee Jernigan (May 1999)) I think that the online world has actually brought books back. People are reading because they're reading the damn screen. That's more reading than people used to do.
9(On his fight with Chevy Chase) It was an Oedipal thing, a rupture. Because we all felt mad he had left us, and somehow I was the anointed avenging angel, who had to speak for everyone. But Chevy and I are friends now. It's all fine.
10If you have someone that you think is The One, don't just sort of think in your ordinary mind, "Okay, let's make a date, let's plan this and make a party and get married". Take this person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel around the world. And go to places that are hard to get into and hard to get out of, and when you come back to JFK, when you land and you're still in love with that person, get married at the airport.
11If I hadn't been a comedian or an actor or whatever it is that I am now, I would have been a professional athlete, probably a baseball player.
12[on his altercation with Lucy Liu on the set of Charlie's Angels (2000)] We began rehearsing this scene and I said, 'Lucy, how can you want to say these lines? These are so crazy.' She got furious with me because she thought it was a personal assault, but the reality is she hated these lines as much as I did. But for 15 or 20 minutes there, we went to our separate corners and threw hand-grenades and sky rockets at each other. We made peace and I got to know her better from that day, and I feel very warmly for her now.
13[on his altercation with Lucy Liu on the set of Charlie's Angels (2000)] Look, I will dismiss you completely if you are unprofessional and working with me...When our relationship is professional, and you're not getting that done, forget it.
14[on McG's claim that Murray head-butted him on the set of Charlie's Angels (2000)] That's bulls---! That's complete crap! I don't know why he made that story up. He has a very active imagination...No! He deserves to die! He should be pierced with a lance, not head-butted.
15[on developing a film character] I hate to give away my secrets but I do almost nothing. Being slightly lazy works for me.
16[on bringing improv experience into real life] It pays off in your life when you're in an elevator and people are uncomfortable. You can just say, 'That's a beautiful scarf'. It's just thinking about making someone else feel comfortable. You don't worry about yourself, because we're vibrating together. If I can make yours just a little bit groovier, it'll affect me. It comes back, somehow.
17[on reconnecting with earlier performances] When you did the job, you thought you were just trying to amuse your friends who are all on the job. I'm just trying to make the sound guy laugh, the script supervisor. A movie like Caddyshack (1980), I can walk on a golf course and some guy will be screaming entire scenes at me and expecting me to do it word for word with him. It's like, 'Fella, I did that once. I improvised that scene. I don't remember how it goes'. But I'm charmed by it. I'm not like, 'Hey, knock it off'. It's kind of cool.
18The only thing we really, surely have is hope. You hope that you can be alive, that things will happen to you that you'll actually witness, that you'll participate in. Rather than life just rolling over you, and you wake up and it's Thursday, and what happened on Monday? Whatever the best part of my life has been, has been the result of that remembering.
19[on screenplays] The early days, you could change every single word and no one cared. It was like, 'That's fine. That was terrible anyway'. But now, if the script's really good, you don't need to change very much.
20[on encountering fans] I'm of the habit that if people are waiting outside the hotel, you don't sign your autographs there. Because that means when you come back in the middle of the night, they're still there. It's usually a one-time thing. That's it; that's your one time. You try your hardest but you can't always be perfect.
21[on preparing to play President Roosevelt] This great director we had at Second City (Del Close) said, 'You wear your character like a trench coat. It's still you in there, but there's,like, a trench coat'. So I figured this was like a winter trench coat, because there was just a little bit more character that comes to the party. So I did a lot more reading, a lot more studying.
22The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself.
23I'm not trying to be coy. It's just practical for me. When the phone started ringing too many times, I had to take it back to what I can handle. I take my chances on a job or a person as opposed to a situation. I don't like to have a situation placed over my head.
24I think everyone in the acting business wants to make the right choices. You want to say no at the right time and you want to say yes more sparingly. I came out of the old Second City in Chicago. Chicago actors are more hard-nosed. They're tough on themselves and their fellow actors. They're self-demanding. Saying no was very important. Integrity is probably too grand a word, but if you're not the voice of Mr. Kool-Aid, then you're still free. You're not roped in.
25Well, he was a guy who had great knowledge of the craft of improvisation. And he lived life in a very rich manner, to excess sometimes. He had a whole lot of brain stuck inside of his skull. Beyond being gifted, he really engaged in life. He earned a lot. He made more of himself than he was given. Came out of Manhattan, Kansas, and ended up hanging out with the Beats. He was incredibly gracious to your talent and always tried to further it. He got people to perform beyond their expectations. He really believed that anyone could do it if they were present and showed respect. There was a whole lot of respect. He taught lots and lots of people very effectively. He taught people to commit. Like: "Don't walk out there with one hand in your pocket unless there's something' in there you're going to bring out." You gotta commit. You've gotta go out there and improvise and you've gotta be completely unafraid to die. You've got to be able to take a chance to die. And you have to die lots. You have to die all the time. You're going' out there with just a whisper of an idea. The fear will make you clench up. That's the fear of dying. When you start and the first few lines don't grab and people are going like, "What's this? I'm not laughing and I'm not interested," then you just put your arms out like this and open way up and that allows your stuff to go out. Otherwise it's just stuck inside you. -on his acting teacher Del Close
26When I work, my first relationship with people is professional. There are people who want to be your friend right away. I say, "We're not gonna be friends until we get this done. If we don't get this done, we're never going to be friends, because if we don't get the job done, then the one thing we did together that we had to do together we failed." People confuse friendship and relaxation. It's incredibly important to be relaxed - you don't have a chance if you're not relaxed. So I try very hard to relax any kind of tension. But friendship is different. I read a great essay: Thoreau on friendship. I was staying over at my friend's house and there it was on the bedside table, and I'm reading it and I'm thinking it's an essay, so it's gonna be like four pages. Well, it goes on and on and on and on - Thoreau was a guy who lived alone, so he just had to get it all out, you know? He just keeps saying, "You have to love what is best in that other person and only what's best in that other person. That's what you have to love".
27If you bite on everything they throw at you, they will grind you down. You have to ignore a certain amount of stuff. The thing I keep saying to them lately is: "I have to love you, and I have the right to ignore you." When my kids ask what I want for my birthday or Christmas or whatever, I use the same answer my father did: "Peace and quiet." That was never a satisfactory answer to me as a kid - I wanted an answer like "A pipe." But now I see the wisdom of it: All I want is you at your best - you making this an easier home to live in, you thinking of others. -on fathering
28[on Where the Buffalo Roam (1980) and Hunter S. Thompson] I rented a house in L.A. with a guest house that Hunter lived in. I'd work all day and stay up all night with him; I was strong in those days. I took on another persona and that was tough to shake. I still have Hunter in me.
29[on Stripes (1981)] I'm still a little queasy that I actually made a movie where I carry a machine gun. But I felt if you were rescuing your friends it was okay. It wasn't Reds (1981) or anything, but it captured what it was like on an Army base: It was cold, you had to wear the same green clothes, you had to do a lot of physical stuff, you got treated pretty badly, and had bad coffee.
30[on The Razor's Edge (1984)] I kind of deluded myself that there would be a lot of interest. I made a big mistake. The studio wanted to make it a modern movie, and I said no, it should be a period piece. I was wrong and they were right. The day I finished shooting I said, 'If this never comes out, the experience will have been worth it.' I still feel that way.
31I think if you can take care of yourself, and then maybe try to take care of someone else, that's sort of how you're supposed to live. There's only so many people that can (do that), and the rest of the people, they're useful in terms of compost for the whole planet.
32[on Ghostbusters (2016)] It's not the foremost thing in my mind right now, so I don't think about it. The studio gets excited about it every ten years or so, it seems like. Because what they'd really like to do is recreate the franchise. They'd like to keep it going.
33[on Garfield (2004)] I thought it would be kind of fun, because doing a voice is challenging, and I'd never done that. Plus, I looked at the script, and it said, "So-and-so and Joel Cohen." And I thought: "Christ, well, I love those Coens! They're funny.", so I agreed to do it. Afterwards, I sat down and watched the whole thing, and I kept saying, "What the fuck was Coen thinking?" And then they explained it to me: It wasn't written by THAT Joel Coen.
34[on Quick Change (1990)] We couldn't get anyone we liked to direct the movie. We asked Jonathan Demme, and he said no. We asked Ron Howard, because Ron had made something that I thought was funny (Parenthood (1989)] ...and he said he didn't know who to root for in the script. He lost me at that moment. I've never gone back to him since.
35It's like the first day you check into a hotel in L.A. there's a message under your door. The second day, there's eleven messages under your door. The third day, there's thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy messages. And I realized that they just want fresh blood. They. Just. Want. Fresh. Blood. You gotta get the hell out of there. And you really feel, if you live in New York, that you're three hours ahead of them-I mean that literally. It's like, Oh man, we gotta help these people! And the longer you stay there, the less ahead of them you get, and then you're one of them. No way, man. Not for me.
36I have developed a kind of different style over the years. I hate trying to re-create a tone or a pitch. Saying, "I want to make it sound like I made it sound the last time"? That's insane, because the last time doesn't exist. It's only this time. And everything is going to be different this time. There's only now. And I don't think a director, as often as not, knows what is going to play funny anyway. As often as not, the right one is the one that they're surprised by, so I don't think that they have the right tone in their head. And I think that good actors always-or if you're being good, anyway-you're making it better than the script. That's your job.
37The first 45 minutes of the original Ghostbusters (1984) is some of the funniest stuff ever made. The second one was disappointing because the special-effects guys took over. I had something like two scenes - and they're the only funny ones in the movie.
38{Before jumping from a plane at 13,500 feet] Is there some frequent flyer program?
39I remember being in Japan 10 years ago for a golf tournament. I turned over a Kirin beer coaster, and there was Harrison Ford's picture. He's a guy who would never be caught dead doing a commercial here. He had a bottle in his hand and the most uncomfortable look on his face, like, "I can't believe I'm shilling." When Sofia Coppola, the director of Lost in Translation (2003), sent me the script, she included a photo and said, 'This is what I have in mind.', It was Brad Pitt in an ad for espresso in a can, and he had the same grimace: 'I can't believe I'm selling this can of coffee.', That influenced me when I had to do my own shtick.
40I've had some success in movies, so I really don't think about success. You like to have it, but I'm not desperate for it.
41Movie acting suits me because I only need to be good for ninety seconds at a time.
42Whenever I think of the high salaries we are paid as film actors, I think it is for the travel, the time away, and any trouble you get into through being well known. It's not for the acting, that's for sure.
43I know what it's like to be that stranger's voice calling in," he admits. "It happens in acting and it happens in business. Those who are living together all the time and can guarantee seeing each other every night or weekend probably don't know what I am talking about. There is also that little-discussed subject - loneliness. That is a great taboo, isn't it? No one really wants to admit they are lonely, and it is never really addressed very much between friends and family. But I have felt lonely many times in my life.
44You are always away from home, as a film actor. Look at me now. You can be stuck in a hotel, several thousand miles away in a whole different time zone, and it is never glamorous. You can't sleep, you put on the television in the middle of the night when you can't understand a word, and you make phone calls back home which don't really give you the comfort they should.
45We used to joke about it: 'Give me an affliction and I'll give you an Oscar!' They're not giving an award for acting. It's, 'Thanks for making me feel something. Here's a prize.' Somehow people don't put comedy in their emotional bank the same way. It relieves a tension, it unties a knot, but it's not something where people want to give you a prize. They just want to say, 'Thanks for making me laugh,' which I genuinely treasure. That makes me feel good.
46One of the things I like about acting is that, in a funny way, I come back to myself.
47I think midlife crisis is just a point where people's careers have reached some plateau and they have to reflect on their personal relationships.
48Why would you get up there and bore people? I never have figured that out. These people are supposedly in the entertainment industry, and they finally get up there to that podium and they become the most boring people in the world. [on award acceptance speeches]
49It was cool that an Oscar nomination never happened for a long time, and then it was cool that it did happen. But I don't want to always be feeling this thing in my chest like, 'Am I good enough? Am I gonna be rejected?'
50There's definitely a lot of trash that comes with the prize of being famous. It's a nice gift, but there's a lot of wrapping and paper and junk to cut through. Back then, when a movie came out and people saw you on the street, their reaction was so supercharged that it was scary. It would frighten other people. It used to really rattle me. I mean, everybody would love to have their clothes torn off by a mob of girls, but being screamed at is different.
51You know the theory of cell irritability?. If you take an amoeba cell and poke it a thousand times, it will change and then re-form into its original shape. And then, the thousandth time you poke this amoeba, the cell will completely collapse and become nothing. That's kind of what it's like being famous. People say hi, how are you doing, and after the thousandth time, you just get angry; you really pop.
52[on Lost in Translation (2003)] Many people say, "Do you think this is offensive to the Japanese?" Well, I know the Japanese are laughing more at the Americanisms than we are laughing at the Japanese-isms... they love watching the stupidity of the foreigner in Tokyo. They're not offended at all. They know that the bowing is funny and that their language is impenetrable to the rest of the world.
53I know how to be sour. I know that taste.
54I'm over the Oscar thing. I feel that if you really want an Oscar, you're in trouble. It's like wanting to be married - you'll take anybody. If you want the Oscar really badly, it becomes a naked desire and ambition. It becomes very unattractive. I've seen it. The nice thing is that I'm over here in Europe making a movie and so I don't need to worry about it.
55There aren't many downsides to being rich, other than paying taxes and having relatives asking for money. But being famous, that's a 24 hour job right there.
56The truth is, anybody that becomes famous is an ass for a year and a half. You've got to give them a year and a half, two years. They are getting so much smoke blown, and their whole world gets so turned upside down, their responses become distorted. I give everybody a year or two to pull it together because, when it first happens, I know how it is.
57If you walk up to some random person on the street, grab them by the shoulder, and say 'Did you just see what I saw?!'....you'll find that no one wants to talk to you.
58I'm a nut, but not just a nut.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a MovieOlive Kitteridge (2014)
2015COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Movie/Limited SeriesOlive Kitteridge (2014)
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesOlive Kitteridge (2014)
2014DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014William Holden Lifetime Achievement AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
2014SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2013COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleMoonrise Kingdom (2012)· Jared Gilman
· Kara Hayward
· Bruce Willis
· Edward Norton
· Frances McDormand
· Tilda Swinton
· Jason Schwartzman
· Bob Balaban
· Harvey Keitel
2012PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingMoonrise Kingdom (2012)· Jared Gilman
· Kara Hayward
· Harvey Keitel
· Frances McDormand
· Edward Norton
· Jason Schwartzman
· Tilda Swinton
· Bruce Willis
2012WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Screen CoupleMoonrise Kingdom (2012)· Frances McDormand
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest CameoZombieland (2009)
2009Jury PrizeTorino Film FestivalBest ActorGet Low (2009)
2005Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)Lost in Translation (2003)
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalLost in Translation (2003)
2004BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleLost in Translation (2003)
2004Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadLost in Translation (2003)
2004ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalLost in Translation (2003)
2004Comedy Film HonorUS Comedy Arts FestivalBest Performance in a Comedy FilmLost in Translation (2003)
2003BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2003NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2003NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2003SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2003Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2003SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2003TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Performance, MaleLost in Translation (2003)
2003UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2003VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest PerformanceLost in Translation (2003)
2003WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - ActionCharlie's Angels (2000)
1999American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureRushmore (1998)
1999Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleRushmore (1998)
1999Lone Star Film & Television AwardLone Star Film & Television AwardsBest Supporting ActorRushmore (1998)
1999NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorRushmore (1998)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Comedy/Musical ActorRushmore (1998)
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalRushmore (1998)
1998LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorRushmore (1998)
1998NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorRushmore (1998)
1985Man of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)· Dan Aykroyd (writer)
· Al Franken (writer)
· Tom Davis (writer)
· James Downey (writer)
· Lorne Michaels (writer)
· Marilyn Suzanne Miller (writer)
· Michael O'Donoghue (writer)
· Herbert Sargent (writer)
· Tom Schiller (writer)
· Rosie Shuster (writer)
· Alan Zweibel (writer)
· John Belushi (writer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Animated Movie VoiceThe Jungle Book (2016)
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Television MovieA Very Murray Christmas (2015)· Sofia Coppola (executive producer)
· Mitch Glazer (executive producer)
· Roman Coppola (executive producer)
· Tony Hernandez (executive producer)
· Casey Patterson (co-executive producer)
· Lilly Burns (producer)
· John Skidmore (producer)
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesA Very Murray Christmas (2015)
2015Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalSt. Vincent (2014)
2015Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionOlive Kitteridge (2014)
2015Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor in a Comedy MovieSt. Vincent (2014)
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· Tilda Swinton
· F. Murray Abraham
· Harvey Keitel
· Adrien Brody
· Mathieu Amalric
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Jude Law
· Tony Revolori
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActorOlive Kitteridge (2014)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Ralph Fiennes
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Edward Norton
· Tony Revolori
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
2014PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2013Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalHyde Park on Hudson (2012)
2012DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest ActorHyde Park on Hudson (2012)
2012Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceMoonrise Kingdom (2012)· Bruce Willis
· Edward Norton
· Frances McDormand
· Tilda Swinton
· Jared Gilman
· Kara Hayward
· Jason Schwartzman
· Bob Balaban
2011Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActorGet Low (2009)
2011Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleGet Low (2009)
2010DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorGet Low (2009)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actor of the DecadeLost in Translation (2003)
2010HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorGet Low (2009)
2010Lifetime Achievement AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
2010MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest WTF MomentZombieland (2009)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleGet Low (2009)
2009Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActorCity of Ember (2008)
2009VGASpike Video Game AwardsBest Performance By A Human MaleGhostbusters (2009)
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)· Cate Blanchett
· Bud Cort
· Willem Dafoe
· Michael Gambon
· Jeff Goldblum
· Anjelica Huston
· Noah Taylor
· Owen Wilson
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalThe Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalBroken Flowers (2005)
2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleLost in Translation (2003)
2004Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004Audience AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest International ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)Lost in Translation (2003)
2004Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearLost in Translation (2003)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceLost in Translation (2003)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, MexicoFunniest American in Japan (Gringo/a más Gracioso en Japón)Lost in Translation (2003)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongLost in Translation (2003)· Bryan Ferry (music and lyrics by)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleLost in Translation (2003)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleLost in Translation (2003)
2004VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)· Danny Glover
· Gene Hackman
· Anjelica Huston
· Gwyneth Paltrow
· Ben Stiller
· Luke Wilson
· Owen Wilson
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)· Danny Glover
· Gene Hackman
· Anjelica Huston
· Gwyneth Paltrow
· Ben Stiller
· Luke Wilson
· Owen Wilson
2000American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or SyndicationSaturday Night Live 25 (1999)
2000Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorCradle Will Rock (1999)
2000Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalCradle Will Rock (1999)
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureRushmore (1998)
1999CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorRushmore (1998)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorRushmore (1998)
1998ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleRushmore (1998)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorGroundhog Day (1993)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleEd Wood (1994)· Johnny Depp
· Martin Landau
· Sarah Jessica Parker
· Patricia Arquette
· Jeffrey Jones
· G.D. Spradlin
· Vincent D'Onofrio
· Mike Starr
· Max Casella
· Lisa Marie
1993MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceGroundhog Day (1993)
1993NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorMad Dog and Glory (1993)
1992MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceWhat About Bob? (1991)
1990Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorScrooged (1988)
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalGhostbusters (1984)
1980GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by a Foreign ActorMeatballs (1979)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy-Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)· Lorne Michaels (producer)
· Dan Aykroyd (star)
· John Belushi (star)
· Jane Curtin (star)
· Garrett Morris (star)
· Laraine Newman (star)
· Gilda Radner (star)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastMoonrise Kingdom (2012)· Bruce Willis
· Edward Norton
· Frances McDormand
· Tilda Swinton
· Jared Gilman
· Kara Hayward
· Jason Schwartzman
2012SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleMoonrise Kingdom (2012)· Jared Gilman
· Kara Hayward
· Bruce Willis
· Edward Norton
· Frances McDormand
· Tilda Swinton
· Jason Schwartzman
· Harvey Keitel
· Bob Balaban
2004BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastThe Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)· Cate Blanchett
· Bud Cort
· Willem Dafoe
· Michael Gambon
· Jeff Goldblum
· Anjelica Huston
· Noah Taylor
· Owen Wilson
2004COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2004DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorLost in Translation (2003)
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleLost in Translation (2003)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Isle of Dogs2018filming voice
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operationsannounced voice
Saturday Night Live1977-2016TV SeriesVarious Weekend Update Anchor Walter Cronkite ...
Vice Principals2016TV SeriesPrincipal Welles
Ghostbusters2016Martin Heiss
The Jungle Book2016Baloo (voice)
Angie Tribeca2016TV SeriesVic Deakins
A Very Murray Christmas2015Bill Murray
Rock the Kasbah2015Richie Lanz
Aloha2015/ICarson Welch
Parks and Recreation2015TV SeriesWalter Gunderson
Dumb and Dumber To2014Ice Pick
Alpha House2013-2014TV SeriesSenator Vernon Smits
St. Vincent2014Vincent
Olive Kitteridge2014TV Mini-SeriesJack Kennison
The Grand Budapest Hotel2014M. Ivan
The Monuments Men2014Richard Campbell
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III2012Saul
Hyde Park on Hudson2012FDR
Moonrise Kingdom2012Mr. Bishop
Passion Play2010Happy Shannon
Fantastic Mr. Fox2009Badger (voice)
Zombieland2009Bill Murray
Get Low2009Frank Quinn
Ghostbusters2009Video GameDr. Peter Venkman (voice)
The Limits of Control2009The American
City of Ember2008Mayor Cole
Get Smart2008Agent 13
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit2007ShortBill Murray
The Darjeeling Limited2007The Businessman
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties2006Garfield (voice)
The Lost City2005The Writer
Broken Flowers2005Don Johnston
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou2004Steve Zissou
Garfield2004Garfield (voice)
Coffee and Cigarettes2003Bill Murray (segment "Delirium")
Lost in Translation2003Bob Harris
Speaking of Sex2001Ezri Stovall
The Royal Tenenbaums2001Raleigh St. Clair
Osmosis Jones2001Frank Detorre
Charlie's Angels2000John Bosley
Hamlet2000Polonius
Scout's Honor1999ShortJack Vardell
Cradle Will Rock1999Tommy Crickshaw
Rushmore1998Herman Blume
With Friends Like These...1998Maurice Melnick
Wild Things1998Ken Bowden
Stories from My Childhood1998TV Series
The Man Who Knew Too Little1997Wallace Ritchie
Space Jam1996Bill Murray
Larger Than Life1996Jack Corcoran
Kingpin1996Ernie McCracken
Ed Wood1994Bunny Breckinridge
Saturday Night Live Presents President Bill Clinton's All-Time Favorites1994TV MovieVarious
Mad Dog and Glory1993Frank Milo
Groundhog Day1993Phil
What About Bob?1991Bob Wiley
Quick Change1990Grimm
Ghostbusters II1989Dr. Peter Venkman
Scrooged1988Frank Cross
Little Shop of Horrors1986Arthur Denton
The Razor's Edge1984Larry Darrell
Nothing Lasts Forever1984Ted Breughel
Ghostbusters1984Dr. Peter Venkman
Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters1984Video shortDr. Peter Venkman (uncredited)
Square Pegs1983TV SeriesMr. McNulty
Tootsie1982Jeff
SCTV Network1982TV SeriesVarious
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me1982TV MovieVarious
Stripes1981John
Caddyshack1980Carl Spackler
B.C. Rock1980Dragon (English version, voice)
Where the Buffalo Roam1980Hunter S. Thompson
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video1979Man on the Street
Meatballs1979Tripper
Coming Attractions1978Lefty Schwartz
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash1978TV MovieBill Murray the K.
Next Stop, Greenwich Village1976Nick Kessel (uncredited)
The TVTV Show1976TV MovieVarious
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell1975TV SeriesVarious
Shame of the Jungle1975Reporter (English version, voice)
Pass the Buck: Expo '741974ShortM.C.
The Hat Act1973ShortThe Bookstore Owner

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live1977-2016TV Series performer - 25 episodes
The Jungle Book2016performer: "The Bare Necessities"
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015
A Very Murray Christmas2015performer: "Christmas Blues", "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", "Jingle Bells", "Do You Hear What I Hear?", "Baby, It's Cold Outside", "Alone On Christmas Day", "I Saw The Light", "Fairytale Of New York", "Sleigh Ride", "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin", "We Wish You A Very Christmas" uncredited
Rock the Kasbah2015performer: "Can't Find My Way Home", "Smoke on the Water"
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd2005Video performer: "The Sound of Music", "Chess" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner2005Video "William Tell Overture", uncredited / performer: "Stayin' Alive", "Mona Lisa" - uncredited
Lost in Translation2003performer: "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding" 1974, "More Than This" 1982
Ed Wood1994performer: "QUE SERA SERA WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE"
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me1982TV Movie performer: "Be My Love" - uncredited
Stripes1981performer: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" - uncredited
Polyester1981performer: "THE BEST THING"
Where the Buffalo Roam1980performer: "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Things We Did Last Summer1978TV Movie performer: "Things We Did Last Summer"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very Murray Christmas2015written by
The Sweet Spot2002TV Series documentary writer - 5 episodes
The Razor's Edge1984screenplay
Bill Murray Live from the Second City1980TV Special documentary
Saturday Night LiveTV Series 3 episodes, 1977 writer - 9 episodes, 1977
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards1976TV Special documentary
Super Bowl1976TV Movie documentary
The TVTV Show1976TV Movie
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell1975TV Series writer - 3 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very Murray Christmas2015executive producer
The Sweet Spot2002TV Series documentary segment producer - 5 episodes
Quick Change1990producer
Bill Murray Live from the Second City1980TV Special documentary executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quick Change1990

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Bowl1976TV Movie documentary as Billy Murray

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Batting Practice Saints Too: All Saints Day2016Documentary short special thanks
Bill Murray: No One Will Ever Believe You2015Short special thanks
Nosferajew2009-2012TV Series special thanks - 2 episodes
Drive Angry2011the director and writer wish to thank
This Is an Adventure2005Video documentary special thanks
Groundhog Day: The Weight of Time2002Video documentary short special thanks
Getting G'd Up2000Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Daily Show1996-1997TV SeriesHimself
Fairway to Heaven1996TV MovieHimself
Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 41996TV MovieHimself
WWF Hall of Fame1995TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment UK1993TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1993TV SeriesHimself
Later with Bob Costas1992TV SeriesHimself
The 57th Annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The Annual Artists Rights Foundation Gala1991TV MovieHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself
The Best of Gilda Radner1989Video documentaryHimself / Various
The Oprah Winfrey Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
She's Having a Baby1988Himself (uncredited)
Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary1986TV SpecialHimself
On the Scene with the Ghostbusters1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Top1984TV MovieHimself
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever1981TV SpecialBytes
Bill Murray Live from the Second City1980TV Special documentaryHimself
The David Letterman Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Omnibus1978TV Series documentaryHimself / Nixon Voter
Things We Did Last Summer1978TV MovieHimself
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards1976TV Special documentaryHimself
Super Bowl1976TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Billy Murray)
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell1975TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
'85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History2016Himself
Inside Edition2014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - At the Oscars
Laureus World Sports Award2016TV MovieHimself - Host
Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon2016DocumentaryHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Appearance
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie (credit only)
The Bill Murray Experience2016DocumentaryHimself
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Today2008-2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (credit only)
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Top Ten List Presenter: #1 / ...
That's Awesome! The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To'2015Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself / Nick Ocean
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon2015DocumentaryHimself / Actor
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2014TV SeriesHimself - St. Vincent
Le grand journal de Canal+2012-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
Vivement dimanche prochain2014TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2014TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1999-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1979-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Great Performances2011TV SeriesHimself
The 2011 Comedy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Scream Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Ballhawks2010DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Flea Theater: A Portrait2010DocumentaryHimself
Behind Jim Jarmusch2010DocumentaryHimself
SXSW Flashback 20102010TV MovieHimself
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Getaway2008TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity traveller
Backdrop NYC2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2008TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday2008TV SeriesHimself
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence2008TV SeriesHimself
Farmhouse: Jim Jarmusch at Work2008Documentary shortHimself
Broken Flowers: Start to Finish2006Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film2006DocumentaryHimself
Legends: Rodney Dangerfield2006TV MovieHimself
American Chopper: The Series2006TV SeriesHimself
The 15th Annual Gotham Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
Iron Chef America: The Series2005TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga2005TV SeriesHimself
Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal2005Video documentary shortHimself
This Is an Adventure2005Video documentaryHimself
NYC TV Presents2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Starz on the Set: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou2005TV Short documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
This Old Cub2004DocumentaryHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: 'Lost in Translation' Film Clip
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gomorron2004TV SeriesHimself
Lost on Location: Behind the Scenes of 'Lost in Translation'2004Video documentary shortHimself
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Stars and Stripes 12004Video documentary shortHimself
Stars and Stripes 22004Video documentary shortHimself
Banzai2003TV SeriesHimself
Reel Comedy2002TV SeriesHimself
Focus on Bill Murray2002TV MovieHimself
The Sweet Spot2002TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Rushmore'2000Video documentary shortHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Michael Jordan to the Max2000DocumentaryHimself
Angelic Attire: Dressing Cameron, Drew & Lucy2000Video documentary shortHimself - 'Bosley'
Getting G'd Up2000Video documentary shortHimself - 'Bosley'
The Master and the Angels2000Video documentary shortHimself - 'Bosley'
Ghostbusters 19991999Video short documentaryDr. Peter Venkman
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryNick Thinblood / Himself
Saturday Night Live1977-1999TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host / Various / ...
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Weekend Today2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Nostalgia Critic2011-2016TV SeriesPeter Venkman
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
Lego Dimensions2015Video GameDr. Peter Venkman Martin Heiss
Il était une fois...2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself
An SNL Valentine2015TV SpecialTodd
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV SpecialMr. Loud
The Big Bang Theory2014TV SeriesDr. Peter Venkman
The O'Reilly Factor2008-2014TV SeriesDr. Peter Venkman / John Winger
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Video Games AWESOME!2014TV SeriesDr. Peter Venkman
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving2013TV SpecialMr. Loud (uncredited)
Welcome to the Basement2013TV SeriesHimself / Phil Conners
Iron Chef America: The Series2013TV SeriesHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesDr. Peter Venkman
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryHimself
A Football Life2011TV SeriesHimself
Friends with Benefits2011TV SeriesCarl Spackler
The Women of SNL2010TV MovieRichard Dawson / Various
Caddyshack: The Inside Story2009TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV SpecialNeil Wasserheim (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialWeekend Update Anchor (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '082008TV SpecialWilliam Murray / Walter Cronkite
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2008TV SeriesHimself
Cubs Forever: Celebrating 60 Years of WGN-TV and the Chicago Cubs2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie2008Video documentaryHimself / Jeff Slater
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson2008DocumentaryHimself - Thompson Memorial Attendee (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Special documentaryWalter Cronkite (uncredited)
Secrets of New York2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Second City: First Family of Comedy2006TV Mini-Series documentary
Silenci?2005TV SeriesDon Johnston
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryVarious
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd2005VideoVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner2005VideoVarious Characters (uncredited)
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi2005TV SpecialHimself / Various (uncredited)
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch2004TV SpecialBill Murray The K
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Whose Curse Is Worse?: Red Sox and Cubs on Trial2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHimself
Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments2002TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live: TV Tales2002TV SpecialHimself
SNL Remembers John Belushi2002TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialRichard Dawson (uncredited)
Caddyshack: The 19th Hole1999Video short documentaryCarl Spackler
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoHimself / Host
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieVarious
Ghostbusters' SFX Team Featurette1999Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin1998TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Troldspejlet1997TV SeriesHimself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash1992TV SpecialMatt (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial1991TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Quantum Leap1989TV SeriesHimself / Richard Dawson
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself
The Best of Chevy Chase1987Video documentaryHimself
The Best of Dan Aykroyd1986VideoHimself / Various Characters
The Best of John Belushi1985VideoHimself / Various Characters
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActor - 'Stripes' (uncredited)

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    Good idea!

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